Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
2 pounds potatoes (unpeeled, washed and cut into chunks)
½ cup ranch dressing (bottled, not packet)
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping (if desired)
¼ cup crumbled, cooked bacon
1 tablespoon all purpose dill mix
3 scallions, washed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix together, in a large bowl, the ranch dressing, dill, cheese and bacon. Add in the potatoes. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoes. Spoon into a greased 9 x 13 baking stone. Cover with foil. Bake for 60 minutes.
Stir gently halfway through to get the bottom potatoes rotated so they donâ€™t become burnt and to ensure that the middle and top potatoes get a chance to brown. Remove foil. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees. Gently stir again, as necessary.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then sprinkle on a little more cheese, if desired. Bake a few more minutes or until everything is gooey, browned and bubbly on top. Serve with scallions sprinkled on top for garnish.